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Understanding Fibromyalgia

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12 CE Hours - E1022
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Understanding Fibromyalgia

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Materials

  • Text - 398 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain, the classic survival manual, offers a comprehensive guide for managing the common but often misdiagnosed conditions of fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. Its management techniques include targeted bodywork for painful trigger points and strategies to help cope with the chronic pain, sleep problems and numbing effects of "fibrofog" that occur.

Including research on the causes of fibromyalgia, evaluation of treatments, complete discussions of special issues for women and men, and information on medication, the course text also includes a popular provider index, which can help clients select those practitioners that will take your client's complaints seriously and offer knowledgeable treatment advice.

In this course, you will learn:

  • what constitutes fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic myofascial pain
  • trigger points and therapeutic approaches to release them
  • the characteristics of fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic myofascial pain and how they affect quality of life
  • indications and contraindications in giving bodywork and emotional support to people who have FMS and/or CMP
  • accurate information that you would give to clients about fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic myofascial pain

This course is a goldmine of practical information and research about fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic myofascial pain. It examines how these conditions can affect the quality of life, important concepts about safe and effective ways to maintain health while decreasing pain and dysfunction and indications and contraindications for bodywork.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP).
  2. Describe trigger points and therapeutic approaches to release them.
  3. Identify the distinguishing characteristics of FMS and CMP and how they affect people's quality of life.
  4. Recognize what is indicated and contraindicated in giving bodywork and emotional support to people who have FMS and/or CMP.
  5. Identify accurate information that you would give to clients about FMS and CMP.
  6. Using the textbook as a reference, locate accurate resources that can give you and your clients more information.

Course Reviews

Kelly Halley, LMBT

10/22/2021

I really enjoyed this reading material

Brian Sean Faucette, LMBT, BCTMB

7/17/2021

Victoria Whitney, LMT

6/25/2021

Kayla Reid, LMT

6/21/2021

Michael Smith, LMT

4/6/2021

I liked the course overall but this is the first one I've had to retake the test for and I believe it was partially due to the wording of a few questions and how the information was laid out in the workbook.

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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